Yoga Roots: Foundations for Practice & Teaching Yoga
Our Invitation for You
Experience a powerful transformation.
Delve in the Roots of Yoga.
Discover your own power and source of strength.
Learn the Foundations of Practice and Teaching Yoga.
Find a new way of being: #Upright and Fearless.
Yoga teachers in this program are supported to create their own complete sequences and deliver a whole class with a well balanced flow, safe adjustments, a confident voice, and the stance of a strong teacher.
Learn how to create powerful themes and asana sequences for all types of yoga classes. You will be taught a complete sequence so you can go on and create your own.
You will learn to apply safe and efficient adjustments, both verbal and manual, for ALL categories of Asanas, based on precise and correct alignment.
All yoga teachers, new and experienced, will greatly improve their teaching skills and ability to work more efficiently with students of different levels and needs.
A few words about the Therapeutics Immersion program:
This Teaching Skills program is offered from NYSY Academy as course #301 Teaching Skills. It is a Higher Education Course for Yoga and and other Movement Teachers who have completed their basic Teaching Education, and hold a Yoga Teachers 200 Hour Diploma, or other Movement Teacher Certificate.
We will immerse ourselves in practice and study, against the backdrop of this incredible nature setting. We will be nurtured with good food, and the great company of humans, animals and plants, an ideal setting for learning and growth.
Yoga Class Structure, Sequencing, & Methodology
* Class Structure.
* Asana Sequencing.
* Creating Themes.
*Correct use of Alignment Principles
* Voice & Language.
* Observation Skills.
* One to One & Group Teaching.
* Verbal and Manual Adjustments for all Asana Caterogories.
Daily Activities & Offerings
8:00 Morning Ayurvedic Drink, Very light breakfast
9:00-12:00 Asana Yoga Practice & Study
16:00-19.00 Adjustments, Sequencing & Teaching Techniques
21:00 Meditation & Yoga Nidra
(May change slightly as the flow goes…)
16:00 Welcome to your room/Familiarize yourself with Zen Rocks
18:00 Welcome circle… Easy Introduction practice
20:00 Dinner & Relaxation. Early bed time.
8:00 Morning Ayurvedic Drink, Very light breakfast
9:00 Asana—Dynamic & Therapeutic Yoga Practice
A few words about Teachers/Facilitators
• Bachelor’s of Science–Aeronautics, Master of Arts–Theater Arts,
• Director of NYSY Yoga & Pilates Academy
• Certified Teacher: Yoga Alliance 500 hours, BASIPilates™,
• Abhaya Yoga Creator
Vivi is a strong and charismatic Yoga Teacher and Teachers’ Educator. Through her journey of teaching Yoga, practicing Zen, making films in California for 20 years, and then building the vibrant NYSY Academy for Yoga & Pilates and co-founding the well-loved Avocado Vegetarian Café in Athens, and now managing and teaching at Zen Rocks, she has been able to find a way of Yoga practice that makes us strong in all levels and helps us to triumph even amidst difficult challenges. Having taught in the traditions of Ashtanga, Anusara, and Vinyasa Yoga, Vivi finally created Abhaya Yoga—a style that combines dynamic asana with strong alignment focus, and an empowering philosophy rooted in Tantra and the Buddhist path of compassion for all beings. A strong emphasis in Abhaya Yoga is Therapy, Alignment, and Therapeutic Asana. Deeply interested in ways of healing trauma, injury, and finding optimum balance Vivi, has studied Yoga Therapy, Pilates Therapeutics, Asian Healing Modalities such as Massage, Ayurveda, and many other Therapeutic courses. Like all beings, Vivi has experience body pain and trauma many a time, mostly due to exhaustion from overworking. Recently she was diagnosed with an immune disease and thyroid disfunction.
Against her doctors’ advice to take medicine, Vivi chose the path of fasting, herbs, Ayurveda and Yoga Therapy. Her problem was healed and she recovered complete health. Doctors still refuse to believe it. It is this path to self-empowering and healing that Vivi loves to share with people who are ready, through Yoga and Movement courses focusing on Alignment and Therapeutics. Step by step she shows people how to align better and feel better in all aspects of life. Miracles are within reach; let us reach it so we can all work for a better world for all.
Vivi holds the following Certifications
Bachelor of Science, Aeronautics Department of Engineering, SJSU, California
Master of Arts, Theater Arts, SJSU, California
Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training, Tim Miller, San Diego
Asian Healing Arts Therapist, Acu-Pressure Institute, Berkeley
Acu-Yoga Instructor, Acu-Pressure Institute, Berkeley
Anusara Certified Teacher, First Anusara Teacher Certified in Greece
Bhakti Flow Certification, Rusty Wells, San Francisco
Yoga Alliance Certified Teacher, 500 hours, USA
BASI Pilates Certified Teacher, 500 Hours, California
Pre-Natal Yoga TT, Sue Elkind, Dig Yoga
Yoga Therapy Teacher Training, John Friend,Todd Norian, Naime Jezzeny
Injuries and Pathologies Course, Samantha Wood, Basi Faculty-Physical Therapist
Ayurveda for Yoga Teachers, Arun Veda, Yogarasayana USA
and many others…
When you are ready for POSITIVE CHANGE,
your life will CHANGE POSITIVELY!
Value & Prerequisites
€ 300 with your own tent
€ 450 Zen Rocks Luxury Tent
€ 440 4 Bed Room Dormitory
€ 590 Triple Room
€ 650 Double Room
€ 1,050 Single Room
Immersion Course 560€
Accommodations, 6 nights
Daily Yoga classes & meditation
Τwo delicious vegetarian meals a day (brunch and dinner) and Light Breakfast
All yoga equipment and accessories
- Transfer to and from Zen Rocks Mani
- Transfers around Zen Rocks and the area
- Additional therapeutic treatments or private yoga sessions where applicable.
Looking forward to welcoming you to Zen Rocks, rediscover yourself in paradise.
Deluxe Triple Room with Sea View. This triple room features a balcony, dining area and minibar. Share a room with two of your friends or two other retreat guests.
Deluxe Quadruple Room with Sea View. This quadruple room features a balcony, dining area and minibar. Share a room with three of your friends or three other retreat guests.